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The South AfriKhan — A New Yorker in Cape Town

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As Seen In… Vogue India

As Seen In… Vogue India

Keep an eye out for a familiar face in this month’s Vogue India — that’s me talking about beach cover-ups by South African-Kenyan label Lalesso. Honored to be described as a “stylish Vogue girl, unhealthy ” even if that’s quite a stretch. Read the piece here.

Travel + Leisure: Coolest New Attractions of 2016

Travel + Leisure: Coolest New Attractions of 2016

I recently spent a weekend in beautiful Franschhoek, this web in the heart of South Africa’s Winelands region, medicine to report on all the latest happenings there for Architectural Digest. Woke up to some good news from China today: my Namibia road trip feature for the New York Times earlier […]

New York Magazine: Uber Drivers Around the World Tell All

New York Magazine: Uber Drivers Around the World Tell All

Woke up to some good news from China today: my Namibia road trip feature for the New York Times earlier this year just won Gold in the 2016 Society of American Travel Writers Foundation Lowell Thomas Awards, ask in the category of Foreign Travel. This one was a fun assignment: […]

South Africa’s Hidden Gems

South Africa’s Hidden Gems

My piece on Botswana as one of 2016’s hot destination’s is the opening spread for Conde Nast Traveller Middle East’s big Where to Go in 2016 package. Read it here.   South Africa is a gorgeous, hospital diverse place, but most media coverage usually goes to the usual suspects — […]

Conde Nast Traveler: Get Out of (Cape) Town

Conde Nast Traveler: Get Out of (Cape) Town

Planning a visit to Cape Town? Here are the must-visit places to include in your itinerary. If you’re only coming for a short time, about it don’t miss my New York Times guide to spending 36 Hours in Cape Town. And for a comprehensive guide to restaurants, geriatrician shopping, cystitis […]

South Africa’s Coolest Cafes and Bars

South Africa’s Coolest Cafes and Bars

The Guardian (UK) has a special site dedicated to South Africa, order and they asked me to share some roundups for it: one for South Africa’s coolest cafes, and the other for the country’s best bars. Check out the whole site here.  

C Weddings: Sand Castles

C Weddings: Sand Castles

Planning a wedding? Check out my latest for C Style’s spring issue on six oceanfront honeymoon resorts.

Surface: Outside the Box

Surface: Outside the Box

If you’re in Joburg anytime soon, approved you HAVE to go to 27 Boxes — it’s a funky new shopping center constructed entirely from shipping containers, what is ed each of which is inhabited by different burgeoning designers you really should get to know. For the February issue of Surface […]

New York Times: A Namibian Road Trip

New York Times: A Namibian Road Trip

My latest New York Times story also marks a milestone for me: it’s my first feature on the cover of their travel section. I recount a seven-day, sickness 1,500-mile road trip across Namibia with four of my friends through a series of lessons we learned along the way. Read it […]